Gehlen; spy of the century, has 9 ratings and 1 review. Charlie said: The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. I have come across references to the “Ge. LibraryThing Review. User Review – robeik – LibraryThing. Lots of detail about post-war intellegence operations in (West) Germany in the 20 years post-World. 2 2 APR Ur/-\LrJ /05/ CIA-RDP’f R ehien: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cook idge (Random House; $10) CPYRGHT CPYRG’H.T. The’General.

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Colonel Reinhard Gehlen, c. Hantrel Greindgo marked it as to-read May 08, Jeremiah Stover added it Jun 03, How did Gehlen manage to scoop the CIA and British intelligence by acquiring the text of Khrushchev’s destalinization speech in a matter of weeks?

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Intelligence as the Gehlen Organisation or “the Org”, a secret centhry service composed of former intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.

Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 12, Clydevm marked it sspy to-read Aug 07, Sign up soy to receive your FREE alerts. Refresh and try again. Creolebeige added it Jun 04, Philip rated it liked it Jun 09, Presidents of the Bundesnachrichtendienst. In lateat the start of the Cold War, the U. The General Was a Spy: Gehlen; spy of the century, by E. In Julyhe received a promotion to lieutenant-colonel and was sent to the Eastern Frontwhere he was assigned as senior intelligence-officer to the Fremde Heere Ost FHO section of the Staff.


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After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff. To ask other readers questions about Gehlen; spy of the century,please sign up.

Amir Meta is currently reading it Apr 30, KIRKUS REVIEW The public katzenjammer over the mysterious activities of super spy Gehlen shows no sign of letting up; instead, the din grows more boisterous — and more confusing — with each new gossipy revelation, charge, countercharge, memory lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse. Gehlen’s cadre of FHO intelligence-officers produced faithful, true, and accurate field-intelligence about the Red Army that contradicted rear-echelon perceptions of the Eastern battle front, which Hitler dismissed as defeatismphilosophically harmful to the Nazi cause against ” Judeo-Bolshevism ” in Russia.

Preview — Gehlen; spy of the century, by E. The FHO archives were unearthed and secretly taken to Camp King, ostensibly without the knowledge of the camp commander. Since he started working for the U. The book has numerous photographs that complement the text. Please provide an email address.

The Der Spiegel affair which brought down Strauss? Chris Greenlee marked it as to-read Jul 24, The British government was especially hostile towards Gehlen, and the politically liberal British press ensured full publication of the existence of the Gehlen Organisation, which compromised the operation.

Gehlen; spy of the century, by E.H. Cookridge

Cookridge himself would seem to be an interesting person. He resented this arrangement and inthe year after his Organisation was established, Gehlen arranged for a transfer and became subordinate to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. As Cookridge, he wrote his first book ‘Secrets of the British Secret Service’ in and this contained ‘some highly coloured versions of true events’.

John Lacey added it Sep 12, Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Per the dust cover of the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by the Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald.

Chris marked it as to-read Nov 26, Gehlen served on the General Staff untiland was promoted to major in ; at the time of the German attack on Poland 1 September he was a staff officer in an infantry division.

Gehlen initially selected ex-intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht as staff; eventually, the organisation comprised some 4, anti-communist secret agents. University Press of Kentucky.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Danica marked it as to-read Dec 18, Itzik Sivosh rated it really liked it Aug 18, Gehlen retired in as a civil servant of West Germany, classified as a Ministerialdirektora senior grade with a generous pension; eleven years later, inhe died at the age of Among their successes was Operation Bohemia, a major effort of anti-communist counter-espionage.

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